NCAA Rankings 2017-18

197: A Moore-Abound Weight Class

This is where the explanation is supposed to go but honestly we have no idea. But for what it's worth, here is the best we can figure:

Kollin Moore stays at #1 despite the loss to Penn State's Anthony Cassar, as Moore's head-to-head victory over #2 Jared Haught and other wins still gives him the best resume out of all the top 197-pound contenders. He has, however, left himself with less margin for error going forward. 

We have no idea what "the plan" is for Penn State at 197, but Cassar got the most recent start so he is ranked instead of Shakur Rasheed, at least this week. With wins over Moore and #9 Frank Mattiace, but also losses to Bucknell's unranked Garrett Hoffman and #15 Jacob Holschlag, we've got Cassar at #5, but your mileage may vary. 

Elsewhere, Scottie Boykin falls from #9 to #12 after losing to unranked Randall Diabe of App State. Nathan Rotert lost to then-unranked Samuel Colbray of Iowa State but stays at #11 due to the strength of his season so far and other 197-pounders taking worse losses. Meanwhile Colbray debuts at #19 thanks to wins recent wins over Rotert and West Virginia's Jake Smith, among others, which in turn forces Princeton's Pat Brucki out of the top 20.

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RankGradeNameSchoolPrevious Rank
1SOKollin MooreOhio State1
2SRJared HaughtVirginia Tech2
3FRBen DarmstadtCornell3
4SRWillie MiklusMissouri4
5SOAnthony CassarPenn StateNR
6JRPreston WeigelOK State5
7SRMichael MacchiavelloNC State6
8SOCash WilckeIowa8
9SRFrank MattiacePenn10
10SRJeric KasunicAmerican12
11SRNathan RotertSD State11
12SRScottie BoykinChattanooga9
13SRKevin BeazleyMichigan13
14SRDaniel ChaidNorth Carolina14
15SOJacob HolschlagUNI15
16SRStephen LoiseauDrexel16
17SRMatt WilliamsCSU Bakersfield17
18JRCorey GriegoOregon State18
19FRSammy ColbrayIowa StateNR
20SOJacob SeelyN. Colorado19